The position and inclination of the nipple and areola (darker skin around the nipple) also affects the aesthetics of the breasts. Unfortunately, factors like age, pregnancy, and changes in weight affect the shape and size of breasts, causing them to sag (breast ptosis). Thankfully, in the right hands, a breast lift can restore the youthful appearance of your breasts.
During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is reshaped and tightened to lift the breast up. A breast lift does not change the size of your breasts but rather the shape and proportion.
Our breasts like the rest of our body, loses its elasticity for several reasons such as:
A breast lift works by correcting the following conditions:
Depending on the correction needed, the incision may be artfully placed around the areolar, or be extended to the breast fold to be concealed. During the procedure excess skin will be removed and your breast tissues are reshaped and tightened to lift your breasts. Your areola will also be repositioned high up on your new lifted breasts, giving it a proportioned appearance.
In some cases, an augmentation may be desired and can be performed in the same procedure or in stages. Our plastic surgeon, Dr Vincent Tay, takes pride in creating beautiful breasts desired by his patients. At Artisan Plastic Surgery, your breast lift will be tailored according to your condition and unique needs.
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss why you want a breast lift, what are your concerns with regards to your breasts, and how you want your breasts to look after the procedure. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any. You must disclose if you or any of your family members have or had breast cancer.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your breasts and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with a breast lift. Your breasts will also be measured, and pictures will be taken to guide your surgeon before and during the procedure.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the procedure and expected results. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Breast lifts or mastopexy are out-patient procedures and you will not be required to stay overnight at the hospital if all goes well. The procedure lasts one to two hours and involves the following steps:
Yes, a breast augmentation with breast lift, also known as augmentation mastopexy is a procedure specifically designed to address two problems at the same time.
A breast augmentation adds volume and increases the fullness of the breast, while a breast lift raises and lifts the breast and the nipple. When both problems are addressed, augmentation mastopexy can artfully sculpt your breasts to achieve a pleasant, elegant, and natural shape. It is completely safe to do both the procedures in the same session, provided that the operation is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.
There are many benefits in performing a breast augmentation and breast lift at the same time:
He seeks to understand the concerns and expectations of each patients and tailor a surgical plans to address the unique needs of each patient.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for a breast lift:
What to expect?